Original
10 Ratings
Chappellet Vineyard Merlot

Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2010 Vintage) The result is a lush full-bodied wine with deep ruby color. Its bright, concentrated bouquet of plum and black cherry opens to ripe fruit and berry jam. The French oak is sweet on the nose with vanilla, nutmeg, and underlying hints of dried herb. The aromas continue as well-integrated flavors with the addition of firm, sweet tannins and spicy oak. A lush, round mouthfeel leads to a long, complex and satisfying finish. Drink now through 2008.

Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Jul-06
  • Wine Spectator
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/06
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2002 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Mar-06